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The Future of Sourcing!

Added by Shally Steckerl on May 22, 2008 at 9:54pm — 6 Comments

A - Bun - Dance = an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply "Abundance"

As in every endeavor knowledge is power. In the world of staffing & recruiting there is so much to know. The good news is that this site is like a wonderful town square, where like minded people go to gather and share the news of the day. There are so many interesting conversations to participate in. When I spend a little time looking around and then stop to read a blog post or watch a video, I always leave empowered with encouraging ideas and practical strategies and tactics freely… Continue

Added by Arthur Jones on May 22, 2008 at 8:23pm — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Arbita and JobMachine Merge

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Below is a press release I just received from my friends at Arbita. Surely this will make some noise in the Recruiter and HR industry.

Way to go Don and Shally!!!

Arbita and JobMachine Join Forces

Merger Enhances Recruiting Capabilities for Customers

Minneapolis, MN - May…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 22, 2008 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Need a Background Check Company

I have a series of placements coming up, and need a background check vendor to run, uh, background checks. Any thoughts, suggestions, referrals, vendors want to help me out here? I need the first one tomorrow.


Added by Jim Durbin on May 22, 2008 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

Searching for Engineering Recruiter - Can be located anywhere in U.S.

Hello Recruiting Bloggers - I am searching for a Recruiter who is expert at sourcing and recruiting Engineering professionals. My client is located in MA however they are very open to experienced candidates who are located anywhere in the United States (East Coast is preferred).

Check out my Linked In Profile (; Beth Casey). Or you can email me: or give me a call: 212-808-0747.

Happy Memorial Day and enjoy the long… Continue

Added by Beth Casey on May 22, 2008 at 4:20pm — 3 Comments

L’esprit d’Escalier

For those of you out there who aren’t bilingual English/French, the direct translation is “The Spirit of the Stairs” or “The Wit of the Stairs.” The phrase is a French colloquialism originating from the witticisms of Dennis Diderot, a French author of encyclopedias. Essentially, it describes the response to an insult or cutting remark, when it comes to late to be useful. Romantically, a spirit that comes to you on the stairs, as you leave a party, telling you what you should have said when… Continue

Added by Andrew McCarty on May 22, 2008 at 2:45pm — No Comments

MN Headhunter Blog Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Or Is It Anniversary

May 21st 2005 I started this little adventure of mine. Does that make it a birthday, because it was created or an anniversary because it is more like a relationship?

I am going to go with anniversary.

Click MN Headhunter Blog Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Or Is It Anniversary for more...

Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 22, 2008 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Need a sales trainer

Im looking for a sales trainer with publishing and media experience for our ad sales division. Do you know of anyone or can suggest organizations that offer this type of training that I can contact. Thanks

Added by Carol Albright on May 22, 2008 at 10:34am — No Comments

How is the oil/gas situation affecting your ability to recruit?

just curious because, if you watch the news, you are hearing how this is affecting people in their daily lives. there is nothing more daily the getting in your car, turning on the radio (hopefully satellite radio) and driving to work. with gas nearing (or over) $4.00 per gallon, this has to affect the way we recruit. i have seen a drop off in my recruitment with respect to how long people are willing to commut to work. it's not so much a time factor, rather its how much is it going to cost me… Continue

Added by Recruiterdude on May 22, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Posting by Jerimiah Owyang on his personal blog on staying organized

Jerimiah Owyang, Sr. Anyalyst at Forester Research: Social Computing writes about staying organized in his blog. The link and article follow but you'll need to visit his site to see the many ideas on staying on top of things.

Jerimiah writes:

I've got a pretty… Continue

Added by Bill Vick on May 22, 2008 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Hard-nosed Receptionists

Interesting early '07 ERE string about Gatekeepers here.

I sense (and don’t get me wrong on this) irritation on YOUR part when you say things like “I know this is the operator, can you tell me your name please?” At this point you’ve already lost the… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on May 22, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

May 22, 2008

Bill Vick's

Featuring Dave Staats, Headhunter, Flamethrower, Judge and Jury...

The group continues be the fastest growing group on the site! Bearing in mind that members can answer our weekly question and win Bill Vick's e-book Big Biller loaded on an iPod, you should invite your friends to join too.

Last Week's Winner!

Congratulations to John… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 22, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Who is Sick and Tired of VMS Systems - What is anyone doing to combat this?

My name is Robin Borough, I am EVP for Omnikron Systems, Inc., in Woodland Hills California. We are a technology staffing firm, 95% of our business is contract and contract to hire; 5% is perm.

Over the years, we've lost many major accounts due to VMS Systems. Starting with Universal and Chimes, Nestle and Chimes, Toyota and 3 different VMS Systems; Kaiser, WellPoint and now our largest client has selected BarTech using Fieldglass as their new VMS partner.

We've gone from… Continue

Added by Robin Borough on May 22, 2008 at 2:54am — 1 Comment

I just got spammed on

Wow - I was thinking that of all the places I was safe, it was here... on

I love the networking. I love the ability to quickly reach to peers in the industry. I love the quick "touch" resources and ability to 'touch' those close to me with this somewhat new tool...

But I just got spammed on the site.... again.

I'll spare the spammer and won't name him - but the unsolicited assistance in the form of a 450 word… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on May 21, 2008 at 9:25pm — 7 Comments

On May 22 from 6:30PM in Kendall Germaine Suarez-Bolaños is hosting an informal networking event for local recruiters!!

Subject: From Miami to West Palm Beach, something for everyone in recruiting

Hello, everyone:

Just a couple of items to take a note of, set some time aside for:

1. South Florida Metro Recruiters

On May 22 from 6:30PM in Kendall Germaine Suarez-Bolaños is hosting an

informal networking event for local recruiters who want to connect over

coffee in comfy chairs. Details and RSVP here:

Or… Continue

Added by Germaine on May 21, 2008 at 5:37pm — No Comments

List of Social Networking Sites and resources for social networkers

Other Social Networking Sites

  1. 43 People : social meeting people online
  2. Asoboo : social networking with events/places (japanese)
  3. Blogtronix : social business networking ; blogging
  4. Blue Dot : social networking site
  5. Bolt : video/photo/music…

Added by Jeff Weidner on May 21, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Twitter Best Practices: Cool Info For Us To Leverage Today!

Thought I'd pass on:

SUMMARY: Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that costs nothing for users to access and little effort to keep in touch with busy friends. It can also help you build your brand or brand you as an expert.

Here’s a guide to help you get started “tweeting.” Includes 10 strategies to market your company and 5 to market yourself, plus lots of useful links.

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that can be… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on May 21, 2008 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Follow up to Building a Linkedin Network.

Originally posted in April 2008 to my personal blog on

I was asked a few questions so here is the follow up.

1) When is it big enough? Dunno haven't found out yet, I certainly do not see any downside from have a huge network. We find tons of candidates off Linked in every day. As HTC is a research firm it has become extremely valuable to us. I can't/won't day exactly how many candidates per week… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on May 21, 2008 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Tips on adding contacts by resending invites.

Real quick wanted to add another tip on how to get more connections on Linkedin. And FYI I'm over 5100 now so these techniques work. That's about 1000 connections in the last month and I've only sent 250 invites out. And another 100+- resends.

Old Invites can be a Gold Mine.

Yea I know you already sent them one invite but somehow it either got ignored or lost or forgotten.

I started going through my old invites and resending the invites to people and they started… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on May 21, 2008 at 2:19pm — No Comments

How I built my Linkedin network

I originally wrote this in April 2008 and posted it to my personal blog on http://htcresearch.blogspot.comOK I've been getting a ton of people asking me how I built my network on Linkedin up to 4200+. I thought I would share some of my secrets on how I'm getting so many (which is relative) invites (about 100-150 per week). Though I didn't realize they were secrets.

So here's my basic routine.


I started a group on… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on May 21, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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